Music List

Arco String Quartet gives a new twist to your favourite music, from pop to jazz, folk to easy listening, film music to classic.

We tailor our music to you and your guests to make sure there’s something everyone can enjoy, whatever their age and tastes. Hearing their favourite music performed live will give everyone something to remember for a long time to come.
If you have a special piece of music that is not already on our playlist please talk to us as we will normally be able to play it for you at no extra cost, provided we have sufficient notice before your event.

POP

  • A Hard Days Night – Lennon/McCartney
  • All I Want is You – U2
  • All of Me – John Legend
  • All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
  • All You Need is Love – Lennon/McCartney
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale – Annie Lennox
  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • Annie’s Song – John Denver
  • Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  • Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Blackbird – Lennon/McCartney
  • NEW Call Me Maybe – Carly Ray Jepsen
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • China In Your Hands – T’Pau
  • Come Away with Me – Nora Jones
  • Dancing Queen – Abba
  • Delilah – Tom Jones (watch video)
  • Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John
  • Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • NEW Dreams – Gabrielle
  • Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  • Eleanor Rigby – Lennon/McCartney
  • Endless Love – Lionel Ritchie
  • English Rose – Paul Weller
  • Eternal Flame – Bangles
  • Everlong – Foo Fighters
  • Every Breath You Take – The Police
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
  • Feeling Good – Muse
  • Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
  • Fix You – Coldplay
  • Flying Without Wings – Westlife
  • For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • God Only Knows – Beach Boys
  • Good Day Sunshine – Lennon/McCartney
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
  • Greatest Day – Take That
  • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
  • Halo – Beyonce
  • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  • Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez
  • Help – Lennon/McCartney
  • Here Comes My Baby – Cat Stevens
  • Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison
  • Here, There and Everywhere – Lennon/McCartney
  • Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  • I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  • I Will (No Man’s Land) – Radiohead
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • It Must be Love – Madness (watch video)
  • It Takes Two Baby – Rod Stewart
  • Just Like Heaven – The Cure
  • Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  • I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
  • Knights of Cydonia – Muse
  • Let it Be – Lennon/McCartney
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  • Live Forever – Oasis
  • Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
  • Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley (watch video)
  • Love Story – Taylor Swift
  • Love They Say – Tegan and Sara
  • Make Someone Happy – Jules Styne
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele (watch video)
  • Mamma Mia – Abba (watch video)
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • NEW Mrs Robinson – Paul Simon
  • Norwegian Wood – Lennon/McCartney
  • No Matter – Boyzone
  • Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
  • November Rain – Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Oh Happy Day – Edwin R Hawkins
  • One – Metallica
  • One Day Like This – Elbow
  • Only Time – Enya
  • Paradise – Coldplay
  • Penny Lane – Lennon/McCartney
  • Perfect Day – Lou Reed
  • Pompeii – Bastille
  • Rule the World – Take That (watch video)
  • Runaway – The Corrs
  • Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
  • She – Elvis Costello (watch video)
  • She’s Leaving Home – Lennon/McCartney
  • Sing (The Jubilee Song) – Gary Barlow/AL Webber
  • Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
  • Something – Harrison
  • Something In The Way She Moves – James Taylor
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Speeding Cars – Imogen Heap
  • Stand By Me – Ben E King (watch video)
  • Stand By Me – Oasis
  • Strawberry Fields Forever – Lennon/McCartney
  • Summertime Rolls – Jane’s Addiction
  • Sweet Child of Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses (watch video)
  • Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  • Thank You – Led Zeppelin
  • The Long and Winding Road – George Harrison
  • The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  • The Universal – Blur (watch video)
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran (watch video)
  • NEW Toothpaste Kisses – The Maccabees
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • Video Games – Lana Del Rey
  • Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  • Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
  • Whatever – Oasis
  • When You Say Nothing At All – Boyzone
  • Wings – Birdy
  • With A Little Help From My Friends – Lennon/McCartney
  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  • Woman – John Lennon
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • You Raise Me Up – Westlife
  • Your Song – Elton John/Bernie Taupin
  • You’re My Best Friend – Queen (watch video)
  • You’re So Vain – Carly Simon

CLASSICAL

  • Adagio – Cello Concerto – Elgar
  • Ah, Fuggi il Traditor from Don Giovanni – Mozart
  • Air on a G string – Bach
  • Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate – Mozart
  • Andante from Piano Concerto no 21 – Mozart
  • Arioso – Bach
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel (watch video)
  • Ave Maria – Gounod
  • Ave Maria – Schubert
  • Brandenburg Concerto No 3 – Bach (watch video)
  • Canon in D – Pachelbel (watch video)
  • Cantabile – Tartini
  • Cavatina – S Myers (watch video)
  • Chanson de Matin – Elgar
  • Chanson du Roi from Faust – Gounod
  • Clair de Lune – Debussy
  • Dance of the Knights – Prokofiev
  • Deh Vieni, Non Tardar from The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart
  • Divertimento 1 k136 – Mozart
  • Double Violin Concerto in D min – Bach
  • Drinking Song from La Traviata – Verdi
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
  • Entr’acte from Carmen – Bizet
  • Flower Duet – Delibes (watch video)
  • Four Seasons – Vivaldi (watch video – Summer)
  • Funiculi – Funicula Luigi – Denza
  • Fur Elise – Beethoven
  • Gymnopedie – E Satie
  • Hallelujah Chorus – Handel
  • Hornpipe – Handel
  • Humoresque – Dvorak
  • NEW Hungarian Dance No. 5 – Brahms
  • Intermezzo from Cavalliera Rusticana – Mascagni
  • Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring – Bach (watch video)
  • Larghetto – Serenade for Strings – Elgar
  • Largo – Handel
  • Largo from the New World Symphony – Dvorak
  • Lark Ascending – Vaughan Williams
  • Lullaby – Brahms
  • March from the Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky
  • Minuet, Op. 11 No. 5 – Boccherini
  • Morning from Peer Gynt Suite – Grieg (watch video)
  • Nessun Dorma – Puccini
  • Nimrod – Enigma Variations – Elgar
  • O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
  • Ode to Joy – Beethoven
  • Palladio – Karl Jenkins
  • Panis Angelicus – C Franck
  • Pastoral Symphony – Shepherd’s Song – Beethoven
  • Pavane – Faure
  • Prince Igor from Polovtsian Dances – Borodin
  • Quando M’en Vo from La Boheme – Puccini
  • Quartets – Various – Mozart
  • Quartets – Various – Haydn
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – 18th Variation – Rachmaninov
  • Romanze Op50 for Violin – Beethoven
  • Salut D’amour – Elgar
  • Scheherezade – Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Seek Ye First with Canon in D – Linda McKechnie
  • Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
  • Siciliano – Bach
  • Song to the Moon from Rusalka – Dvorak
  • The Force of Destiny – Verdi
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy
  • Time to Say Goodbye – Francesco Sartori
  • Träumerei – Schumann
  • Trepak – Tchaikovsky
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
  • Two Rondeaux – Purcell
  • Violin Concerto – Tchaikovsky
  • Wachet Auf – Bach
  • Waltz – Sleeping Beauty – Tchaikovsky (watch video)
  • NEW Waltz – Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky
  • Waltzes – Various – Strauss
  • Water Music – Various – Handel
  • Wedding March – Wagner
  • Wedding March – Mendelssohn
  • Zadok the Priest – Handel

FOLK AND TRADITIONAL

  • Cockles and Mussels – Trad
  • Come Back to Sorrento – Ernesto De Curtis
  • Killarney – Trad
  • Londonderry Air – Trad
  • Plaisir d’Amour – Trad
  • Tango (from Espana) – Isaac Albeniz
  • The Blaydon Races – Trad
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me – Trad
  • The Irish Washerwoman – Trad (watch video)
  • The Minstrel Boy – Trad
  • The Wild Rover – Trad
  • To a Wild Rose – E MacDowell
  • Waltzing Matilda – Trad
  • Waters of Tyne – Trad
  • Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go – McPeake Family

JAZZ/EASY LISTENING

  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Manning Sherwin (watch video)
  • Ain’t Misbehavin – Fats Waller
  • At Last – Etta James
  • At That Time of Life – Anon
  • Ballade Pour Adeline – Richard Clayderman
  • Blue Moon – Rodgers & Hart
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
  • Everything – Michael Buble
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  • Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra (watch video)
  • I Left My Heart in San Fransisco – G Cory
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing – Duke Ellington (watch video)
  • It Had to be You – Harry Connick Jr
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Cole Porter
  • La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
  • Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) – Cole Porter
  • L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Jerome Kern
  • Strangers in the Night – Frank Sinatra
  • Summertime – G Gershwin (watch video)
  • Sway / Cherry Pink – Pablo Betran
  • That’s Amore – Harry Warren (watch video)
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Ewan MacColl
  • The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael
  • The Second Time Around – Henry Mancini
  • The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble (watch video)
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me – G Gershwin (watch video)
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • Walkin’ My Baby Back Home – F E Ahlert
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
  • When They Begin the Beguine – Cole Porter

CHRISTMAS

  • A Holly Jolly Christmas – Johnny Marks
  • Deck the Halls – arr Bjorn Kleiman (watch video)
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High – arr Bjorn Kleiman
  • Fairytale of New York – The Pogues & Kirsty McColl
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – arr Bjorn Kleiman
  • Let it Snow – Jules Styne
  • Rudolph – Johnny Marks
  • Silent Night – arr Bjorn Kleiman
  • Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson
  • Suite from ‘The Snowman’ – Howard Blake
  • The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas – arr Bjorn Kleiman
  • Winter Wonderland – Jules Styne (watch video)

BOLLYWOOD AND INDIAN

  • Bliss – Pyarelal Sharma
  • Foot Print – Pyarelal Sharma
  • Heer – Harshdeep Kaur
  • Horizon – Pyarelal Sharma
  • Indian Summer – Pyarelal Sharma
  • Inner Voice – Pyarelal Sharma
  • Jai Ho – A R Rahman
  • Mirage – Pyarelal Sharma
  • Reflections – Pyarelal Sharma
  • Saans – A R Rahman
  • Simply Love – Pyarelal Sharma
  • Tera Hone Laga Loon – Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif (watch video)
  • Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai – Roop Kumar Rathod
  • Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam – Anand Bakshi
  • Tum Hi Ho – Arijit Singh

FILM / TV / SHOWTUNES

  • All Time High – John Barry
  • A Thousand Years – Twilight – Christina Perri
  • A Whole New World – Alan Menken
  • All I Ask of You – Lloyd Webber
  • ‘Allo ‘Allo Theme – Hazelhurst
  • As Time Goes By – H Hupfeld
  • Braveheart Theme – J Horner
  • Bring Him Home – Schonberg
  • Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe & Wise
  • NEW Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  • Chi Mai – Ennio Morriconi
  • Cinema Paradiso Theme – Ennio Morriconi
  • Drink With Me – Schonberg
  • Edelweiss – Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Falling Slowly – Once – Hansard/Irglova
  • For Your Eyes Only – Bill Conti
  • NEW Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone
  • Game of Thrones – Theme – Ramin Djawadi (watch video)
  • Ghostbusters – Theme – Ray Parker Jr (watch video)
  • Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually – Craig Armstrong
  • Going Home – Local Hero – Mark Knopfler
  • Godfather – Speak Softly Love – Nino Rota
  • Hedwig’s Theme – Harry Potter – John Williams
  • Hill Street Blues – Mike Post
  • Inspector Morse – Theme – Barrington Pheloung
  • NEW I See the Light – Tangled – Menken/Slater
  • Jai Ho – Slumdog Millionaire – A R Rahmen
  • James Bond Theme – Monty Norman
  • Journey to the Island – Jurassic Park – John Williams
  • Jurassic Park – Theme – John Williams
  • Last of the Mohicans – The Kiss – Trevor Jones
  • Let It Go – Frozen
  • Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney
  • Maestro – Theme from ‘The Holiday’ – Hans Zimmer
  • NEW May It Be – Lord of the Rings – Enya
  • Moon River – Henry Mancini
  • My Fair Lady – Medley – Loewe
  • My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music – Rodgers/H’stein
  • Nobody Does It Better – M Hamlisch
  • One Hand, One Heart – West Side Story – Stephen Sondheim
  • Por Una Cabeza – Scent of a Woman – Carlos Gardel
  • Riverdance: Lord of the Dance
  • Romeo and Juliet – Kissing You – Desree
  • Schindlers List – Theme – J Williams
  • Somewhere Out There – An American Tale – Horner, Mann & Well
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland
  • Star Wars – Throne Room Theme – J Williams
  • Take My Breath Away – Top Gun Theme – Berlin
  • Tale as Old as Time – Beauty and the Beast – Ashman/Menken
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Ennio Morricone
  • The House of Elliot – Theme – Hazlewood
  • Three Little Maids – The Mikado – Sullivan
  • Titanic – My Heart Will Go On – James Horner
  • True Love – Cole Porter
  • Turning Page – Twilight Saga – Sleeping at Last
  • Under the Umbrella – Little Women – Thomas Newman
  • Victoria & Albert – The Young Victoria – Ilan Eshkeri
  • Vide Cor Meum – Hannibal- Patrick Cassidy
  • Wedding Processional – The Sound of Music – Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • We Have All The Time In The World – John Barry
  • When You Wish Upon a Star – L Harline
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone – Carousel – Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • You’re So Cool – True Romance – Hans Zimmer